Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate

Gain management skills for a career in international tourism. Advance your degree or diploma with post-graduate study of accounting, marketing, events management and more.  
Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September, January
Length: 1 year
Tuition: $2,820 approx

Each year students in the Conventions and Special Events Management course are required to organize an event of our choosing. Our class had an opportunity to bring international and provincial experts to the Comox Valley for a successful Future of the Workforce conference.

Chelsey Stickney, NIC alumni
 

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Program Requirements

  • BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • BUS-370 International Marketing
  • THM-203 Conventions & Special Events Management
  • THM-238 Service Management & Operations
  • THM-250 International Hotel Management
  • THM-275 Food Fundamentals & Service OR THM-276 Food & Beverage Management
  • THM-300 Global Tourism
  • Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits*

Note: ENG-160 is a prerequisite for a number of courses in the program. Students who have not taken a first year college-level English course as part of their undergraduate diploma or degree will be required to use one of their electives to take ENG-160 in the first term.

*Note:   Electives may be chosen from any other NIC tourism courses or any other non-tourism courses that transfer to a degree-granting institution.

Completion Requirements

The 1 year Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate must be completed within 5 years of admission to the program.

To successfully complete the program, students must pass all courses and attain an overall average of at least 60%.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum 2 year Diploma or 3 year Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
    Including the following:
  2. C in one of Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples, NIC ENG-096, ENG-098 or ESL-090, or equivalent assessment; and
  3. C+ in Foundations of Math 11; or C in one of Pre-calculus 11, Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, NIC MAT-053 or MAT-055; or equivalent assessment.

Upgrade with us to meet prerequisites

Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC's supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more.

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.

International students must meet NIC international admission requirements.

To Be Successful

  • You will be required to use a variety of Microsoft Office software immediately upon entering the program. Refreshing or developing your computer skills before entering the program is encouraged.
  • Serving it Right (TFB-011) and FoodSafe Level 1 (TFS-010) may be completed before classes begin, allowing you to get a head start on your program requirements. Separate fees are required for registration in these courses.
  • The program uses both an applied and theoretical approach and all courses have an emphasis on hospitality and tourism-related businesses. The more service industry experience you bring to the program, the more relevant the learning will be. You are encouraged to gain as much tourism industry experience as possible before the program starts, either through work volunteer opportunities.

Deborah Forsyth

Deborah Forsyth

deborah.forsyth@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4350 | Location TYE - 223
Mt. Waddington Regional Campus 250-949-7912
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700

Pedro Caraballo Acosta

Pedro Caraballo Acosta

MBA, (University of Wales)

 

Pedro.CaraballoAcosta@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4240 | Location VLG - G5

Harley Elias

Harley Elias

Faculty

Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

MBA, Strategic Planning and Marketing (University of Washington)

Subjects: Business, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt
harley.elias@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4014 | Location TTB - 114

Murray Erickson

Murray Erickson

Faculty

Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

Bachelor of Business Administration (Simon Fraser University)
Chartered Accountant designation (CPA Canada)

Subjects: Business, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt
murray.erickson@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4032 | Location TTB - 114

Mike Neville

Mike Neville

Faculty

Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

Bachelor of Tourism Management, (Vancouver Island University)

Master of Recreation Management, (Acadia University)

 

Subjects: Tourism Adventure Guiding, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt
Michael.Neville@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4117 | Location VLG


Program Highlights

Build on your previous education and experience to launch your career in the growing international tourism and hospitality management industry. Gain a solid understanding of hospitality and tourism operations through a global lens, combining practical, hands-on experience in hotel, restaurant and event management with core business skills in accounting and marketing.
 
This program focuses on the business skills needed for supervisors and managers. You will learn develop strong accounting, marketing, events management, communication and leadership skills enabling you to compete effectively for rewarding positions in the tourism industry.

Tourism is one of the world's fastest growing industries offering a wide variety of career possibilities. It employs over 200,000 people in BC and, according to Statistics Canada, 354,000 job openings are predicted nationwide in the next 10 years. Over 65,000 of those openings are anticipated to be for supervisors and managers. So, whether you are just starting out, looking to advance your current situation, transferring yours skills from another industry or run your own businesses, NIC can put you on a path to a successful career.

Course work for this advanced certificate is entirely at the second and third-year level, and you will complete the program with the advanced skills and knowledge to successfully launch your career, or study toward NIC's Global Tourism and Hospitality Management advanced diploma.

Career Opportunities

With an advanced certificate in Global Tourism and Hospitality Management, you will be prepared for supervisory and management roles in both domestic and international tourism industries. Depending on previous credentials and work experience, there may be an opportunity for tourism careers in niche markets ranging from the arts to agri-tourism. Career possibilities include, but would not be limited to professional management in resorts, hotels, restaurants, attractions and other special interest tourism operations.

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2018, Winter, Spring & Summer 2019

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Year 1
Tuition $2,820
NISU Fees $120
Lab Fees $375
Learner Resource $140
Health and Dental $275
Total $3,730
Books and Equipment costs vary.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

International Fees

Year 1
Tuition $12,984
NISU Fees $120
Lab Fees $375
Learner Resource $140
Health and Dental $275
Total $13,894
Additional Costs for International Students include the $100 Application fee (required) and the $250 Accommodation Application Fee (optional).
Books and Equipment costs vary.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).